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As part of BU Terrier Days, BU adjunct professors gave tours Wednesday of part-time faculty classrooms to raise awareness about how teaching environments affect the campus environment. PHOTO BY JOHNNY LIU/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

One year after unionizing, BU adjuncts continue contract negotiation

One year after Boston University adjunct professors voted to unionize, the professors, who are part of the Service Employees International Union Local 509, continue with efforts to reach an agreement with BU regarding the creation of a fair contract. Prior to becoming the BU Faculty Union, BU adjunct professors voted Feb. 4, 2015 to join SEIU Local 509’s Faculty Forward, […]

By Alyssa Meyers· · 0 comments · Campus, News
In a push for greater public safety, the Boston Police Department began implementing on Monday a new initiative to fingerprint all Boston taxi drivers. ILLUSTRATION BY MADI GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Police Department to fingerprint taxicab drivers

The Boston Police Department announced Monday an initiative to fingerprint all licensed taxicab drivers in Boston, according to a Monday press release. The program, supervised by BPD’s Hackney Carriage Unit, is designed to improve safety and security for Boston’s citizens, the release stated. “This program is intended to ensure the highest standards of safety for the traveling public,” the release […]

By Kennedy Davis· · 0 comments · City, News
The North-South Rail Link project, a mile-long underground tunnel that would connect the two hubs, is being reexamined after an approximately 13-year hiatus. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Michael Dukakis and William Weld continue push for North-South Rail Link

Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld have been urging current Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to move forward with a $2 million study for the North-South Rail Link, Dukakis said. The link would consist of an underground tunnel connecting the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s South Station to the MBTA’s North Station. Dukakis said the study would […]

By Anna Whitelaw· · 2 comments · City, News
Terry Everson, a professor in the College of Fine Arts, is one of the professors opening his classes to faculty members this week as part of the Faculty Terrier Days. PHOTO BY KRISHNA SHARMA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Professors learn, become students in Faculty Terrier Days

Boston University commenced its first annual Faculty Terrier Days Monday, in which professors can participate in classes other faculty members teach, said STEM Education Initiatives director Bennett Goldberg. BU’s Center for Teaching and Learning partnered with STEM Education Initiatives, from the Office of the Provost, to organize the five-day Faculty Terrier Days, which Goldberg said aims to create proactive conversations […]

By Caroline Hitesman· · 1 comment · Campus, News
2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton opened six new campaign headquarters in Massachusetts on Saturday. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS

Hillary Clinton opens six new offices in Massachusetts

Hillary for Massachusetts, the 2016 presidential campaign for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, opened six organizing offices throughout the commonwealth Saturday. According to a Feb. 17 press release, Clinton’s campaign volunteers and supporters will utilize the new offices to talk to local voters before the March 1 Democratic primary. Hillary for Massachusetts’ offices opened offices in Boston, Springfield, Holyoke, […]

By Carolyn Hoffman· · 29 comments · City, News
In March, the Environmental Protection Agency will issue a stormwater general permit aimed at lowering the level of pollutants in the bodies of water within the commonwealth. PHOTO BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

EPA issues permit to clean up Massachusetts lakes and rivers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will issue a stormwater general permit applicable to all cities and towns in Massachusetts in March to control pollutants entering bodies of water within the commonwealth, according to EPA spokesperson Dave Deegan.   This permit will require each Massachusetts community to develop a plan to control the amount of pollutants that enter the town’s storm […]

By Meagan Schwarz· · 1 comment · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced a partnership Monday with Cambridge technology firm, Green River, in an effort to combat homelessness. ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Martin Walsh partners with Green River to combat homelessness

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Friday a partnership to develop a program that will tackle Boston’s chronic homelessness situation head-on, according to a Friday press release. According to the release, the City of Boston is partnering with Green River, a Cambridge software company, to create the program, Coordinated Access System. CAS will allow shelters, housing companies and emergency facilities to […]

By Kalina Newman· · 1 comment · City, News
Monika Nayak, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of Amnesty International at BU, speaks during a panel Wednesday night about problems within the criminal justice system in the United States. PHOTO BY NICOLAS TEPPER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Criminal justice, prison reform addressed at AI at BU panel

Three experts in criminal justice and prison reform spoke to approximately 30 Boston University students at a panel hosted by Amnesty International at BU Wednesday night. AI at BU was the first human rights awareness and activism student group to form on campus, said AI at BU President Sofie Engen. The group has weekly meetings in which it screens documentaries […]

By Maddie Domenichella· · 0 comments · Campus, News
A HigherEdJobs report published Friday showed that there was an increase of 24,100 jobs in higher education in the fourth quarter of 2015. PHOTO BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Higher education jobs increase indicates healthy economy

The job market in higher education has shown the largest increase in any one-quarter period since 2012. The market had a 1.25-percent increase, or approximately 24,100 jobs, in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a HigherEdJobs report published Friday. The report based its analysis on data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and concluded that four-year colleges […]

By Dave Sebastian· · 0 comments · Campus, News

Campus Crime Logs: Feb. 15-21

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Feb. 15 to Feb. 21. Marijuana confiscated at 775 Commonwealth Ave. Officers observed a male student Feb. 15 at 6:45 p.m. in the fourth-floor lounge of the George Sherman Union and detected the odor of marijuana. When officers questioned the student, he stated that he was […]

By Alyssa Meyers· · 0 comments · Campus, News